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How the draft fertilising products regulation fits into the EU's legislative architecture

Written By Kristen Sukalac Posted in strategy & sustainability

How the draft fertilising products regulation fits into the EU's legislative architecture

How the draft fertilising products regulation fits into the EU's legislative architecture

This diagram helps EU decision-makers and other stakeholders better understand how the draft regulation interacts with other EU legislation.

Job opening: Advocacy Manager

Written By Lili Chatzikonstantinou Posted in general articles

Job opening: Advocacy Manager

Job opening: Advocacy Manager

Prospero & Partners is a highly specialized consultancy that provides technology stewardship and public affairs to both innovative disruptors and established multinationals in the sustainable agriculture space. For almost 20 years, we have been helping some of the world’s leading developers of sustainable agricultural inputs to cultivate change and harvest value. We have unique expertise in convening agricultural players to form trade associations, stewarding the technologies they represent through complex regulatory and legislative processes, and ensuring their voice is heard with impactful advocacy and communications. The work of the associations we serve relies on expert volunteers from within numerous member companies. We therefore also have special expertise in facilitating the group processes that generate purposeful collaboration, industry-wide consensus and business-critical results.

Prospero & Partners is now looking to hire an experienced Advocacy Manager, reporting directly to the Partners. The primary task of the Advocacy Manager is to support achievement of the regulatory goals of our key trade association clients, with advocacy planning and expertise and excellent editorial input in native-level English.  

How to manage change for sustainability in agriculture

Written By Kristen Sukalac Posted in culture & change

How to manage change for sustainability in agriculture

How can change management help achieve sustainability in agriculture?

Sustainability is like a kaleidoscope – many different pieces need to shift, sometimes a lot, sometimes incrementally – so that a new picture can emerge. To achieve sustainability, you need to know which pieces to add, which to take away and how to move them around relative to one other to achieve the right picture.  

When you say "change management", many people think of employee-focused programs, usually associated with a change in working procedures, such as the introduction of new IT systems, but change management can – and should – be applied at three levels:

1. Internally to mobilize people and processes to achieve outcomes that are critical for organizational success;

2. At the level of the operating framework to identify institutional legacies that will slow down or prevent change if not addressed;

3. To the wider stakeholder ecosystem where many complementary changes may be needed for your change to endure. 

How to hold communicators accountable for outcomes

Written By Kristen Sukalac Posted in strategy & sustainability

How to hold communicators accountable for outcomes

How to hold communicators accountable for outcomes

Analytics and pruning are critical for effective and resource-efficient communications.

Managers don’t always have the luxury of mastering the tactical details of every job they oversee. But they do need to have a thorough enough mastery to be able to hold their staff members accountable. This can be particularly challenging for managers who come from other fields than the people in their teams.In this article, Kristen Sukalac, Consulting Partner at Prospero, explains how you can evaluate whether your communication program actually makes a difference to what you are trying to accomplish.

It's complicated. Get used to it.

Written By Sarah Cayrafourcq Posted in culture & change, leadership & engagement

It's complicated. Get used to it.

It's complicated. Get used to it.

Complexity is an emotional business you can’t afford to ignore. Sarah Cayrafourcq explains.

Most organizations today, including yours, are subject to complex, chaotic changes beyond their control. Whether you’re seeking to foster growth in new markets, capitalize on interdependent networks, achieve operational dexterity, or simply survive restructuring, a capacity to manage complexity is imperative. It’s also a psychological skill that’s vital to sustainable leadership in these “post-normal” times.

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